For April’s workshops, in preparation for Mother’s Day, my attendees got to make three feminine cards. Of course, these cards are good for more than just Mother’s Day: they’re great for birthdays, thank yous, and other occasions – even weddings! Here are the three designs we got to make together last month.
I sure do love this stunning Beauty Abounds stamp set. Aren’t those textured bubbles just exquisite? I love the effects they create. You might recognize that this card is a CASE from a design by Susan Easter, which I received at a recent demonstrators’ meeting. I loved her card so much I had to get the stamp set and try it myself! I chose to use Coastal Cabana and Soft Seafoam for the colours, and I used Strong and Beautiful for the sentiments.
Tip: Don’t worry about the stamped flowers overlapping in the middle of your card front; it’ll be covered by the circles. Also, you can punch out the 2 1/4″ circle from the centre of your Coastal Cabana cardstock mat piece – it’ll be covered by the white layer!
I had to feature this beautiful bundle in a workshop. I’m always on the lookout for big bold sentiments that make cardmaking easy, and the new stitched rectangle framelits are so terrific! I also added a few die-cut shapes from the Be Mine stitched framelits, as shown in the photo below. See how I used the scalloped edge thinlit to create a cool border on the Melon Mambo cardstock?
Tip: Wondering how I came up with this great colour combo of Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape? I started with two of the main colours in How Sweet It Is DSP, because using your DSP as a starting point for colour combination is a great way to avoid guesswork. Then, because I didn’t quite have the right colours on hand, I used one of my favourite websites, My Create Ink Color Lab, to be sure that Tempting Turquoise would look good with the other colours I’d chosen.
I saw this design online somewhere and was so impressed with the clever use of Swirly Frames to create a …. well, a framework for the floral wreath. Brilliant! The great thing about Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is that it comes with LOADS of lovely sentiment stamps, so you can turn this into any kind of card you want: wedding, birthday, thank you, thinking of you, etcetera. And of course, you can make your floral wreath in any style and colours you want.
Tip: Start by stamping the circle frame, then add your sentiment. Stamp the largest flowers first, and then fill in the spaces with the smaller ones.
If these projects have inspired you, remember you can shop 24/7 at my online store. And if you’d like to attend a workshop, check out my events page! My workshops are almost done for the year – I’ll be holding two more in June and then taking a break for the summer. Of course, if you’d like to host your own in-home party and make a card or two with some friends, I can definitely help with that too! Drop me a line and we’ll plan a date!
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